Rotary Club of Pinner
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The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
One of the most important aspects of the work of Foundation is the eradication of polio across the world.† This project was started solely by Rotary a little over twenty years ago.† It has grown enormously†and was recently given†tremendous impetus†by the donation of $355 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, providing Rotary itself raises another $200 million.† This is a very big†task but one which Rotarians all over the world are†up to and dealing with right now.† The resulting $555 million will directly support immunization campaigns in a few developing countries, where polio continues to infect and paralyse children, robbing them of their futures and compounding the hardships faced by their families.†
A telling testimony to the success of the Rotary campaign to eradicate polio was when members of Pinner Rotary club, recently attended an all day presentation at a local school, and discovered that most of the children there had never heard of it.